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Species: Emblemariopsis falcon, Falcon Red Banner Blenny

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male head: black or dusky with bars on jaws & operculum
with eye cirrus
Male D: front spines not elongate, black with white base, white-red-white above
female: long front D spines brown & white + pink tip
pectoral base - obique dark bar
dark oblique lines on cheek

Emblemariopsis falcon Victor, 2020

Falcon Red Banner Blenny

Body elongate, slender; snout short and blunt; with a short, simple cirrus over eye; roof of mouth with a crescent of teeth; dorsal fin XX1,11 (XX-XXI, 11-12), front 10 spines not elongated, shorter than central spines, a notch between spiny and soft parts, soft part higher than spiny part; female with 1st 2 spines elongate; anal fin II, 21 (20-21); pectoral rays 13 (12-14); pelvics I (internal), 3, inserted before pectoral base, much shorter than pectorals; no lateral line; no scales.

Territorial male: black head; front of dorsal fin with white base, black center, outer red band bordered above and below with white, center of spiny dorsal pale red with black spots; with less black color lower head and operculum with series of black and white bars. Female: long front dorsal spines with white and brown bars and pink tip; lower head with dark spots, dorsal and anal fin with dark rays and white spots; both sexes: dark oblique lines on cheek, pectoral base with oblique dark bar.

Reaches 3 cm.

Lives on reefs.

Depth range: 1-12 m.

Western Venezuela.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Corals
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Data
  • Zooplankton
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic worms
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Caribbean endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Continental primarily
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 3.6
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 12